visits the bell ringers
Monday 6th July 2009, during their normal practice, the St Chad's
Church bell ringers had a visit from WCRFM Radio, the voice of
The Radio Station has given the church tremendous support over
the last few years, helping to promote many of our activities.
The producer, Jan Brookfield, together with programme presenters
Jason and 'Fish' have helped us promote the Bells Run, The Christmas
Tree Festival, Chad Singers concerts and we are extremely grateful
During our last broadcast, 'Fish' had requested that we arrange
a bell ringing session for him, promising to create a programme
Geoffrey, the Tower Master, with the help of a scaled down demonstrator,
explained to Fish how the bell is rung and what happens when
the rope is pulled.
After this, Fish was introduced to Bell 3 and was given his first
lesson on how to pull down using the 'tail' of the rope.
He then progressed to pulling off the bell using the 'sally',
the red, white and blue woollen section of the rope.
During his lesson, Jan, the Producer, was recording the conversation
and the resulting chimes of the bell.
Fish then went a further step and ring his bell with three other
bellringers, giving a good impression of 'rounds' on four bells.
Following his lesson, he then interviewed all the bellringers.
We understand the plan is to use these recordings to create a
programme which should go out on Sunday 19th July in Fish's slot
around about 10.15 to 11.15am. The station can be found on 101.8
Some of the material, together with video footage will be placed
on the WCRFM website. If you go to www.wcrfm.com and then click on
Programmes & Presenters, then click on Fish, you will find
the link on his page under his photo.
Janet Bramall, who has been ringing the Pattingham bells for
over 40 years.
It is planned that the programme featuring Fish's visit will
be broadcast on Sunday 19th July 2009.
The slot should be approximately 10.15 to 11.15am. The station's
frequency is 101.8 FM.
If you cannot get 101.8 FM, you can listen live online by clicking
option on the home page of the website ....
To view the
Bellringers on UTUBE, follow the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x9vUTKOuxM